Task force staff representative Leah Christian: “There are a lot of conflicts on the task force, I think, a lot of divergent perspectives and not a lot of agreement on where we want to go."
Skala and Thomas won with 57 and 66 percent of the votes, respectively.
The petition, which would create new zoning ordinances, has gained over 2,000 signatures to date.
The group is fighting downtown development using funds from tomato sales and weekend car washes.
After solving conflicts with city through new regulations, Uber finally begins to operate legally in Columbia.
“We may or may not lose some historic property,” Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala said.
Residents worry CID will improve Business Loop district at expense of surrounding neighborhoods.
“It’s the same work I’ve always done, but now I’m on the other side of the table,” Ruffin said. “I’ll have a more complete vision and understanding of how decisions are made.”
The rules will help pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists feel more safe, according to the CPD.
Rev. Clyde Ruffin took the First Ward with 327 votes.
During full senate, the MSA adviser Farouk Aregbe also spoke out against the resolution.
Columbia City Council elections for First Ward will be held April 7.
"I hope that this will lead to the city taking us more seriously," Phillips said. "We aren't just temporary citizens. We can vote, and we will vote when we care about things."
The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.
The election will be held in April.
Uber officials say the new regulations may reduce the number of potential drivers.
The proposal would fine stores for using single-use plastic bags.
MSA’s Campus and Community Relations Committee worked with university and city officials to make taking a shuttle safer for pedestrians
The new law is unlikely to stop many from smoking, but sure to hurt local businesses.
City Council is planning to debate transportation regulations at its Feb. 2 meeting.